Demand Your Right to Choose Supplements!

On February 4, 2016 Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah and Representative Erik Paulsen ofThoughtful Couple Minnesota introduced the "Health Savings Act of 2016, which would allow Americans greater control over their healthcare choices. They need our support in protecting our freedom of choice.The proposed legislation would provide a number of changes that promotes supplement use to be a "normalized" part of preventative healthcare by actually allowing specific tax savings. So demand your rights!

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The Real Truth About Supplements

In an enlightened society it is sad that the majority of  the news you hear about supplements is negative and non-supportive. One of the primary reasons is because few studies use bio-available forms of nutrients that can and do build health on a cellular level. In fact, if the real truth were told about the effectiveness of supplements, would it mean that the American public might be enlightened and maybe   not need that expensive prescription drug?
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The War Against Supplements

When the New York Times (NYT) writes an article, people tend to read it as indisputable "gospel".  But let the reader take articles by the NYT the same way as all articles, with a grain of salt. No matter who the author or how big the publication's shadow, remember there are two sides to every story. So while a flagrantly negative title like Don't Take Your Supplements may sell newspapers, it's hardly objective or the whole truth. The article also attracted the attention of the trade organization we belong to, The Natural Products Association, who had a reply for the NYT and offering the "other side" to the story.
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Take Action to Save Your Supplements!

Take Sides and Take Action to Save Supplements!
Your Voice for Health (YVFH), the pending FDA's draft guidance “threatens access to 29, supplements"  YVFH goes on to state that “while FDA agreed to reconsider concerns and work with us and the supplement community, we still haven’t seen anything concrete”. TyH urges you to go to their website via the link below. The form is all done so all you do is sign and submit. Thank you!
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Reality Check for Dr. Oz on Consumer Labs

Does Dr. Oz need a reality check on Consumer Labs?  What’s the real story behind Consumer Lab’s supplement testing? As a subscriber to the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH), their recent newsletter prompted this post. The ANH is an organization “dedicated to promoting sustainable health and freedom of choice in healthcare through good science and good law:” They advocate an integrative “approach incorporating functional foods, dietary supplements, and lifestyle changes” to improve health versus drugs, invasive surgeries and increased health care costs. You can see why I respect their opinion!

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